Last Visit to the Louvre [The Cry of the P.R. B. After a Careful Examination of the Canvases of Rubens, Correggio, et hoc genus omne.]

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1849 October
Genre: sonnet


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Scholarly Commentary


DGR opened his long letter from Paris to his brother (18 October 1849) with this very polemical sonnet declaming against art works in the Louvre that, in his view, failed miserably to exhibit the spiritual and artistic standards of the PRB.

Textual History: Composition

The sonnet was probably written on 18 October. The other poems included in the letter would have been composed sometime during the week before.

Printing History

First published by WMR in Family Letters (II. 71-72), collected in 1911.

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